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Hello Friends,

I don't know about you, but I'm really tired of being bombarded with depressing messages about the state of the world. I know it's important news, but I truly believe that succumbing to the misery around you is a choice. Ultimately, we are responsible for our own happiness. We make decisions about where we place our focus and as such are more powerful than most of us realize. I would like to take this opportunity to offer you a different perspective. Not to trivialize the gravity of this worldwide crisis, but rather to search for and even acknowledge the wisdom behind it.

I believe that everything happens for a reason, even when the reason is not apparent to us.This pandemic is allowing our planet to expand in new ways. Every moment of discomfort brings us to create a new desire. When we are sick, we want health. When we are poor, we want financial ease. When we are cold we want warmth, and so on.

Think about this:

For decades, there has been concern about greenhouse gas emissions. Since this crisis, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen across the planet. I find that a rather comforting thought.

Doctors and scientists from all over the world are working frantically to find a cure. In fact, a team of scientists in California believe they may well have achieved that. That is tremendously encouraging, and isn't that just a perfect example of how our desire and focus drives results? That could never happen with a team of naysayers and fear mongers.

Nothing changes the world like large scale difficulty, so now, more than ever, we are reexamining how we communicate, how we conduct business and how we live together. Imagine how difficult things would be now if we did not have the technology to communicate electronically and hold web based meetings. I am in awe of the perfection of the evolution of things, including technology. Everything materializes in the right place, at the right time and in the right way. We are so blessed, really.

The world hasn't stopped and it is not going to end. It is merely pivoting. All things happen as part of the eternal and natural expansion of creation. We are fortunate to be a part of this rapidly expanding civilization. Trust that we are being looked after and fear nothing. Embrace a mentality of wellness over illness. Choose joy over misery. Focus on finding solutions over pointing out problems. Be compassionate without being drawn into the drama of chaos. Do your part and know that all is well.


Renée Cormier

Renée Cormier is a brand ambassador for She is a certified coach, a public relations and communications professional, entrepreneur and teacher who shows people how to positively change their business and personal lives by changing their focus. 



Bill Stankiewicz

2 years ago #24

Shared with my students

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #23

You've got it! Thanks for the comments.

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #22

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier Good redirect Renee ;~) In his book: The Greatest Secret Earl Nightingale states: “what we think about most we become” … that is the “secret”” There is “nothing new under the sun” Scripture states: “as a man thinks in his heart … so he is” I just commented in @KevinBakers post … he mentions “psychological change” as mentioned there: Brian Tract wrote this book: “Change your thinking … change your life” This is “psychological change” a “change of perspective” Many human qualities … those “within” … if “changed” will produce: “change” The heart, the mind, attitudes, words … if you “change” these … LIFE will follow Internal changes usually have a catalyst … and require a Compass The question is always what is your thought compass leading you? Your focus is a compass … determines outcomes & destinations A mindset & spirit of wellness or infirmity? Joy or misery? Wisdom or woe? (I can’t remember if it was you or @Cyndi Wilkins who said this) Gratitude or entitlement?

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #21

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier Ken Boddie I do like the way you see things ... and as I said elsewhere today ... you have a marvelous sense of humor ;~) "sole mates" I thank you both for the laugh on "judging size" ...

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #20

You always make me laugh!

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #19

Well, Renée, I guess that size really does matter to some. Perhaps if more couples had the same size in shoes, there'd be more sole mates?

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #18

Ken Boddie, I think men in general have difficulty judging size. I know I've been fooled more times than a lady should admit. Have an immeasurably happy day!

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #17

You're certainly a glass half full sort of girl, Renée. Perhaps you have a point. When we are pissed off with so much pollution, lo and behold, the planes stop flying and the traffic cuts back to a pretty gentle and steady dribble, instead of a fume-ridden stressed out rabble. By the way, as an engineer, I tend to see the glass as twice the size it really needs to be. Take care and keep smiling. 🤗

John Rylance

2 years ago #16

I think what we should be trying to achieve is to be as the adage goes part of the solution not part of the problem. Doing all we can to avoid the virus, and not by our actions put others at risk. Currently the whole world is at risk. No one is truly safe. Each day we wake up without symptoms is to be celebrated. Then plan the day to minimise the risk of contracting the virus. It is less stressful to lead your life feeling safe as possible from the virus, than be unsafe because of taking unnecessary risks.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #15

I agree. Thanks for your comment and share.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman

2 years ago #14

Encouraging post Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier. Seems if we adhere to a positive mindset and as you said, embrace a mentality of wellness over illness, choose joy over misery, we will become much better and stronger human beings. Rather than fret about having to stay at home, we can tune ourselves into self-improvement both professionally and personally. Easier said than done - sure, but better than becoming ill and spreading the virus.

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #13

Renee, All your suggestions are good ones. And I generally agree with them but none of them can change the feeling of being commanded by bureaucrats and citizens that back them to forego basic human contact. I'm happy to have a conversation at a distance of six feet. I'll grant that differential. The numbers don't support a great deal of the angst being laid on us. That is in the opinion of folks much more qualified than I will ever be. In my view, the government should be backing the manufacture, distribution and implementation of testing for everyone. That will solve more problems than all of the bluster and admonitions of the politicians who are driven by power not compassion.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #12

Jerry, I also live alone and I am in a town where I have no real friends or family. That is a tremendous challenge for an extrovert such as myself. Solitude is as soul draining as you allow it to be. You live in a country where the number of COVID-19 cases is now the highest in the world and where most people have inadequate access to healthcare. That means a lot of people will have it and never get tested or treated should they require oxygen or some form of advanced care. Meanwhile, they are spreading it all over the place. An estimated 25% of people are asymptomatic carriers. You are not as young as you used to be and I am sure your friends are in the same boat. Smarten up. If you don't care about yourself, then please care about what you may be inadvertently passing to those who are more vulnerable (children, immuno-compromised people, those with asthma, elderly people and all sorts of people who look okay, but actually live or work with people who are at risk). If you are bored, read, write, go for a walk alone, call a friend on the phone, take a scenic drive alone, listen to your favourite music, clean out your closets or do some other shit you've been putting off. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Remind yourself how nice it is to have some peace and quiet. Meditate, nap, cuddle your pet, if you have one, do some push-ups, watch an uplifting movie... use your imagination to entertain yourself. Stay home, please.

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #11

The novelty is global adaptation we are not good at that that said if I was in Italy I would probably struggle to find something to cheer me up providing the battlefield that has become the country

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #10

if you really want to meet up with someone safely there is no kne who you can stop you as long as you are careful about it! Nothing csn truly stop human nature. Even thd the bureaucrats understand that 🙂

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #9

Renee, Nice to hear from the "other side." I live alone so sheltering in place is for me a sentence to solitary confinement. All the technology in the world cannot shift the soul-sucking nature of that sentence. The simple defiant act of having lunch with a client made my week. Being able to visit the local supermarket and have a conversation with a sales clerk brought a smile to my face. I'm trying to hold on to your perspective and will continue to do so but I believe governments everywhere have overstepped their authority in this situation. And so it goes.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #8

I think we need it, don't you?

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #7

The Byrds. Lots of truth in that song.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #6

I suspect the world economy will spring back with a vengeance. When you pull an elastic back you get pressure and strain, but once it is released it flies across the room. That ride will be exhilarating and will take us to new places. I am certain of that. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. No exceptions.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

2 years ago #5

No matter what is going on in the world we never really know what the next day will bring. Our power is in striving for the best outcomes.

Cyndi wilkins

2 years ago #4

"Nothing changes the world like large scale difficulty, so now, more than ever, we are reexamining how we communicate, how we conduct business and how we live together." Mother Nature works in mysterious ways Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier...Thanks for the focus on maintaining 'perspective' here...Let's hope we don't get too friendly with the 'snooze button' and fall back to sleep again;-)

Joel Anderson

2 years ago #3

Well said.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

2 years ago #2

Exactly. We strive to stay up-to-date about the COVID-19 situation, all while forgetting that the best way to deal with it (other than the obvious measure of diligent personal hygiene) is to keep a positive, growth-oriented, mindset. Focus on the things we can control instead of worrying about all those that we cannot. I wonder if this news frenzy that we are experiencing would have been beneficial during the major wars we've endured as a species. Also, things are not as simple as in a war, where the enemy is clearly defined and easy to spot. Who is to say that the biggest issue in this situation we are experiencing is yet to be discovered? Let's keep our guard up because, in fluid situations like this one, very peculiar things can take place, things that may be difficult to reverse...

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

2 years ago #1

Inspiring post. Or say, a great dose of optimism.

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